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by k9yli
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Kenwood TS-120s repair
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: Kenwood TS-120s repair

best of all worlds. 2 of the same thing. If you have different symptoms on the two radios, start by swapping parts. The symptom should lead you to some section of each radio. work on what seems to be the simplest failure. Once you get one radio working completely , you then have a a parts caddy to u...
by k9yli
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Looking for a tech near 47516 Indiana
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Looking for a tech near 47516 Indiana

Since no replys,. Re post as exactly as possible , the symptoms. this should get you some replys as to the severity of the problem and the likely persons to do the job, or more likely "" they all have that problem,, its easy fix, just..........." or I had that problem and it was ........ always incl...
by k9yli
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: HUH????
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Re: HUH????

Gramatically its correct. If it had low out put power and low audio and maybe scratchy volumn control it would be "80%" with 'except ' notch filter not working.. So all the working parts being 'factory spec'ed except notch filter the it would be "100% except......." It all depends on how you hold yo...
by k9yli
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Hookup cables for a ft101e
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Re: Hookup cables for a ft101e

I am guessing but '8 pin' says to me standard vacuum tubes.. So bust up a tube with all 8 pins and de-solder the pins.. and perhaps a tube socket for the other end as needed. Bakelite sockets are best. Junk box is your friend..Never throw nuttin' away.. or if you are dispirit RADIODAZE .com lots of ...
by k9yli
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: bench or bag tools non standard
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: bench or bag tools non standard

forgot.. emery boards.. especially the fine surface type. for cleaning relay contacts, particularly heavy duty contactors with pencil eraser sized contacts. Plain paper works to clean small relay contacts,, use some alcohol to clear sticky stuff.. Isopropyl not denatured..
by k9yli
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: IC PS125 No output
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Re: IC PS125 No output

the zener is likely part of the crow bar circuit.. so just replaceing it wont fix the problem, but would likely just burn up again. I dont have a schematic of the 125 but it must be similar to the 28 volt supply in the HANDBOOK. The zener , I think is to trigger the crow bar circuit causing the DC i...
by k9yli
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Am antenna
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: Am antenna

AM but where? 40 meters?? Same basic antenna rules as any other mode. 468/F (mcycles)

just listening to am broadcast band, then really long wire and maybe a 365mmfd old broadcast variaible cap..accross the antenna input if using a BC band radio..
by k9yli
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: bench or bag tools non standard
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: bench or bag tools non standard

more 'forgots' ////... eyeyball on a stick. Dental mirror. plastic is better if around wireing..
by k9yli
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: bench or bag tools non standard
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: bench or bag tools non standard

I forgot tweezers,, both normal open and clamping type. Hemostats of several sizes.
by k9yli
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: AC power plug and cord
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: AC power plug and cord

We would need a picture or drawing of what yours looks like to see how it different or what might be a common plug/socket arrangement. perhaps it's been modified in the past to a different set up.
by k9yli
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Antenna tuning
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Antenna tuning

An antenna tuner,, technically a transmitter matching device, just makes the near end of the coax or feeder, appear to the radio output as close to 50 ohms . It does nothing to the antenna. If the antenna is way out of resonance for the frequency desired then its still just an atenuator, no matter w...
by k9yli
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: bench or bag tools non standard
Replies: 3
Views: 617

bench or bag tools non standard

Just to stir the mud a bit.. Some ideas on tools you need that you didnt think of.. pipe cleaners,,,,,,Q-tips, ,, small crochet hook to re hook springs, Or ( IBM spring hooks from Seattle Platen),,, shis-ke-bob stick to probe relay contacts while live.. round tooth picks as ckeaning tools,,, dental ...
by k9yli
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: New Ham needs Discriminator Tap on Scanner
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: New Ham needs Discriminator Tap on Scanner

the purpose is to provide signal to an amplifier and then programm decoder to break down coded type signals. you might not hear anything as the level is way too low for a speaker load of only 4 or 8 ohms.
hook input to an amp or directly to your computer to test.
by k9yli
Tue May 01, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: who does repairs on vhf/uhf equipment?
Replies: 1
Views: 639

Re: who does repairs on vhf/uhf equipment?

questions to answer.. what does the display show if put on 146.520.. is it 146.525 ??? is the +5 offset switch/setup turned on?? How do you know it transmits correctly. be sure and look at the display when transmitting. Everything is worth fixing.. Narrow down the fault as accurate as you can. Then ...
by k9yli
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Can I tune 10,12, 15 and 17 $& 20 m?
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Re: Can I tune 10,12, 15 and 17 $& 20 m?

If you chart out the lengths you will see some multiples of length. 40 and 15 are related.. as are 10 and 20 or 40 and 80. Simpler antenna would be a fan dipole. one feed point, multiple wires cut to length.. Plus a lot of weight for that many traps.. Think separate antennas. An 40/80 trap dipole,(b...
by k9yli
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Goal Zero solar panel connection
Replies: 1
Views: 806

Re: Goal Zero solar panel connection

not familiar with either device. but........ it must be DC and there for 2 wires.. plus and minus.. possibly a third wire which would be frame ground for safety.. figure out the plus side of the panel and plus side of input to controller. wire that and then the other should be minus. if a third wire...
by k9yli
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Southern Tennessee
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

Re: Southern Tennessee

That is the equipment you intend to use. I still dont understand the question or concerns..
That kind of equipment is pretty generic.. Why would Tennessee be any different.?
by k9yli
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Southern Tennessee
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

Re: Southern Tennessee

I dont live there but amateur radio is OK every where.. more or less.
Just what are your concerns.. mountains,, local laws/zoning.. interference,man made or atmospheric??
be Pacific.........................................
by k9yli
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Cleaning and lubing a roller inductor
Replies: 1
Views: 878

Re: Cleaning and lubing a roller inductor

I would guess electrical grease from electric supply/hardware store, used on aluminum wire connections,, also in auto work.. My suggestion is just rub some on your fingers to make them slightly slick and wipe along the shaft. thus a very thin coat. At a slow speed, not much lub is needed.
by k9yli
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: FT-911A mars/cap mod
Replies: 2
Views: 2290

Re: FT-911A mars/cap mod

Any mars mod should be available from your Mars co-ordinator.. Also,,if Mars uses vhf uhf...
Any other,, suggests use in un-authorized frequencys and is probably why you have had no replys , as most hams will not assist in messing up a prefectly good radio.
by k9yli
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Ham gear
Replies: 5
Views: 1641

Re: Ham gear

forgot.. state your location so any local maybe able to help out and also advise on ham fests in the area
by k9yli
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Ham gear
Replies: 5
Views: 1641

Re: Ham gear

a local ham fest is a good bet.. also if remote to anywhere, QRZ.COM sale forum. also here on QTH... Eham.net. lastly Craigs list.. be careful of the "" I'll give you a hunnert bucks to take it off your hands::"" people.. Look thru the QRZ sales stuff to try and get a ballpark price on the stuff. re...
by k9yli
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: help with a wrl la-1 amp
Replies: 1
Views: 957

Re: help with a wrl la-1 amp

I didnt check , but if its really a WRL amp then its 30 plus years old. Could be a lot more than weak tubes in it..

no one else answered...6/25
Don
by k9yli
Tue May 16, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: ICM pin out for IC 7200
Replies: 1
Views: 856

Re: ICM pin out for IC 7200

first off, compare the mic wireing of the 7000 with the 7200 to be sure they are either the same ,
or if different, which wires.
the if necessary, open up the heil mic and wring out the wireing with your ohm meter.
Basic door bell electricity..
by k9yli
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: jupiter mike
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: jupiter mike

you can not just swap mics with out verifying the pin out of the connectors. Especially since electret mics have an 8 volt or so line to power the element. Connecting the wrong pin to the 8 volts would either wipe out the 8 volt supply or put 8 volts somewhere you really dont want it.. Get help with...